What’s the best way for couples to keep their relationships fresh and sparkly? In today’s Britain, it can be hard to focus on what’s really important, which is making sure you’re giving your partner what they need whilst keeping your own needs satisfied too.
So, let’s get back to basics for a minute and review some of the best dating tips for new couples (and established couples too!)
Plan a fun date night at home – cook your favourite meal, stream a movie, and light some candles
If you’re looking for a fun and intimate way to spend an evening with your partner, then your own home is the best place to start. Whether you already live together, or haven’t taken that big step, home really is where the heart is.
So, cook up your favourite meal together, rent a cozy movie, and light some candles to set the mood. This simple date night is the perfect way to relax and connect with your loved one. Plus, there’s no need to worry about making reservations or fighting for a table! Just make yourself comfortable, kick back, and enjoy each other’s company.
Talk about your relationship – what are you both happy with and what do you want to change
Relationships are a lot of work, but they’re also a lot of fun. My relationship is great, but there are always room for improvements. For example, I’m always happy when my partner does little things around the house that make my life easier, such as taking out the recycling on the right night! But I’d be even happier if he’d do it without being asked. Small things like that can make a big difference and show your other half that you are thinking about them.
I’m also happy with how often we have sex. But I’d like it to be even more often. Who wouldn’t want that? In general, I think we’re both happy with our relationship. But, like all couples, we have our own individual areas that we’d like to work on. That’s what makes relationships so interesting – there’s always something new to learn about your partner, and yourself.
Be positive towards each other – don’t criticize or make fun of your partner’s appearance or personality
If you want your relationship to be successful, it’s important to focus on the positive aspects of your partner’s appearance and personality. Constantly criticizing or making fun of your partner’s looks or behaviour is a surefire way to cause tension and resentment. Not only will your partner feel bad about themselves, but they’ll also start to wonder why you’re with them in the first place. Instead of dwelling on the negative, try to appreciate the things that you find attractive about your partner. If you can’t seem to find anything positive to say, then maybe it’s time to move on. Life is too short to spend it with someone who doesn’t make you feel good about yourself.
Spend time together without electronics – put away the phones, laptops, and tablets and just talk
It’s no secret that we’re all addicted to our phones and tablets. We can’t seem to go more than a few minutes without checking WhatsApp or Facebook, and even when we’re spending time with loved ones, we often find ourselves more engaged with our laptops or tablets than the people in front of us.
So, maybe it’s time to unplug and really connect. Instead of letting electronics get in the way of our relationships, maybe we should put them away and just talk. Talk about anything and everything – the important stuff, the trivial stuff, the things that make us laugh, the things that make us cry. It might seem old-fashioned, but there’s something special about connecting with someone on a human level. So next time you’re with your friends or family, put away the electronics and just spend some time talking. You might be surprised at how much you enjoy it.
Show physical affection – hold hands while walking, give hugs and kisses often, sit close to each other on the couch
If you’re looking for a way to show your affection for your partner, you can’t go wrong with the classics: holding hands while walking, giving hugs and kisses often, and sitting close to each other on the couch. Of course, there are endless other ways to express your love, but these simple gestures are a great place to start. Plus, they come with some added benefits: holding hands has been shown to reduce stress levels, kissing can boost oxytocin levels (which helps promote bonding) and sitting close to your partner can increase feelings of intimacy. So go ahead and give those hugs and kisses a try – your relationship will thank you for it.
Make time for sex – schedule it into your calendar if you have to! Sex is important for keeping a healthy relationship
If you’re in a relationship, you know that sex is an important part of keeping things exciting and intimate. But let’s be honest – sometimes it’s hard to find the time (or energy) for sex when you’ve got work, kids, and a million other things on your plate. That’s why some couples have stopped having sex altogether, and their relationships suffer as a result.
If you’re in danger of letting your sex life fall by the wayside, it might be time to get creative. Instead of waiting for the mood to strike, try scheduled sex – put it in your calendar like any other appointment, and make it a priority. You may not feel sexy at first, but the benefits of a regular sex life are worth the effort. Plus, it’s a lot more fun than going to the gym!
So, let’s quickly recap our classic dating tips for 2022.
1. Plan a fun date night at home – cook your favorite meal, rent a movie, and light some candles
2. Talk about your relationship – what are you both happy with and what do you want to change
3. Be positive towards each other – don’t criticize or make fun of your partner’s appearance or personality
4. Spend time together without electronics – put away the phones, laptops, and tablets and just talk
5. Show physical affection – hold hands while walking, give hugs and kisses often, sit close to each other on the couch
6. Make time for sex – schedule it into your calendar if you have to! Sex is important for keeping a healthy relationship
By following these tips, you’ll be able to connect with your partner on a deeper level and strengthen your relationship.